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  • Health & Safety Documents - Chopping board quiz
    Chopping board quizTo ensure consumers are safe when eating food created in your kitchen, you must make sure staff use the correct chopping boards. Use our document to test their knowledge.The importance of colour codingChopping boards come in all different shapes, sizes, colours and materials but most commercial kitchens use a colour-coded plastic set. This makes it more likely that cross-contamination will be avoided. These boards are also easily cleaned. Each food group has its own adopted colour:- Blue...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Food safety and hygiene training record
    Food safety and hygiene training recordIf you operate a kitchen you must provide your staff with training in food safety and hygiene. Use our form as a reminder of the topics to cover and to sign to confirm that it's been done.Why do you need it?Having a comprehensive Food Safety and Hygiene Training Record helps you in a number of ways. It includes a detailed list of all the information to cover during training. Our format fits in with a busy kitchen environment where you may need to provide the training in...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Hand washing procedure
    Safety briefing - hand washing procedureFood handlers must have clean hands so that food does not become contaminated and unfit for consumption. Use our briefing to help teach catering staff the importance of hand washing and how to do it properly.Get your staff scrubbing upThe transfer of bacteria and substances from food handlers is the primary cause of food contamination. The aim of our Safety Briefing - Hand Washing Procedure is to ensure that food handlers are aware of potential risks to consumers. Using...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Food handlers return to work following sickness form
    Food handler's return to work following sickness formThose who handle food should not continue with their duties while there is a risk of contamination. Use our form to ensure that employees are fit to return to work following sickness.Why is this necessary?Illnesses which present symptoms such as diarrhoea and vomiting can be transmitted through food. Both employees and members of management have a duty to control the risk of contamination and act accordingly to prevent others being put at risk.Our document...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Alleged or suspected food poisoning incident form
    Alleged or suspected food poisoning incident formIf you are accused of causing food poisoning, you'll need to gather information to defend your position. Use our form to do this effectively.Helpful in formationDo not admit liability at the time of the allegation. Be sympathetic to their symptoms and assure them a full investigation will be carried out, with the findings disclosed when completed. An investigation should be carried out straightaway to either prevent any further illnesses occurring or to prove...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Food complaint form
    Food complaint formIf you receive a complaint about food you have sold, information must be gathered from the complainant and others. Use our form to do this effectively.Why is this important?Keeping track of a complaint involving contaminated food should be a top priority so you can put control measures in place if necessary. Following an incident, a number of details will need to be collected so a thorough investigation can be carried out. As a way of ensuring all the required information is collected and...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Weekly hot holding record
    Weekly hot holding recordIf you are keeping food hot which you intend to sell or provide as part of a paid-for service, you have a legal duty to ensure it is safe. Use our form to record the food's core temperature during hot holding. Why is this important?Poor temperature control can lead to the rapid growth of food poisoning bacteria. Not only must temperatures be monitored, but a record kept to demonstrate that you are controlling hazards in an effective manner. Records are required for food which is kept...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Probe thermometer check record
    Probe thermometer check recordIf you sell food or provide it as part of a chargeable service, a probe thermometer is one of the most important tools in your kitchen. Use our form to ensure it's working as it should be.Why is this important?Those who work in the hospitality industry will know that a probe thermometer is a key part of any kitchen. Therefore, maintaining it correctly and ensuring it is working is vital.By having up to date and complete records you'll not only know that the probe has been checked,...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Food delivery checklist - ready to eat foods
    Food delivery checklist - ready-to-eat foodsIf you sell food or provide it as part of a service, you have a legal duty to ensure that it's safe. One of the actions you can take to fulfil this duty is to check the quality and safety of products you receive from suppliers. Use our form to do this.How does it work?As a food business you need to check that any deliveries you receive are safely packaged, not contaminated and, where applicable, at the correct temperature. The food must be checked - and this check...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Fridge and freezer temperature records
    Fridge and freezer temperature recordsMonitoring fridge and freezer temperatures is a necessary requirement in a commercial kitchen. Use our form to record your findings.Why you need to keep recordsCold and frozen food must be stored at the correct temperature as part of your food safety management system. Monitoring these temperatures is a legal requirement. In a fridge the growth of bacteria is slowed to a safe level, subject to food not being stored for excessive periods of time. In a freezer bacteria become...
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